Originally written on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 10/20/14
It seems like every time the Angels get on a little bit of a roll, something happens and squashes that momentum. After their big comeback over Seattle last night, they were most definitely on another roll. Well, guess what happened? SQUASH! It was announced today that starting pitcher Jason Vargas, arguably the best pitcher on the team thus far in 2013, will go to the DL with a blood clot in his left arm pit: LAA has placed Jason Vargas on 15-day DL (retro 6.18) with blood clot in his left arm pit area. #Angels select Billy Buckner from Salt Lake — Eric Kay (@EKayAngels) June 21, 2013 This isn't just a devastating blow to the Angels, it might well change the entire course of Vargas' career as blood clots in a pitcher's arm have not only ended seasons but ended careers. As this post, which isn't a complete history, illustrates, blood clots can be very serious and almost always require surgery. As of right now, the Angels have Vargas seeking a second opinion before going under the knife, so there is at least some hope that he might be able to avoid that fate. While the Halos await a prognosis on Vargas, they have recalled Billy Buckner, but have not listed a starter for tomorrow when Vargas was scheduled to start. It is worth noting that Jerome Williams is not listed as being available in the bullpen on tonight's lineup card. Buckner's recall might only be because the Angels need a long man after using Richards for three innings last night and wanting to start Williams tomorrow. Until then, it is just time to cross our fingers for Vargas and hope that this doesn't derail his career. [follow]

2014 World Series: Game Three live blog

Memorabilia dealer at center of Todd Gurley scandal fired

Colt McCoy on learning he was starting ‘it’s about f—ing time’

Four Questions for Game 3 of the World Series

Percy Harvin not planning on changing

Ricky Williams: People are let down when I turn down weed


Joe Maddon opts out of contract with Rays

Randall Cobb: Contract situation played role in slow start

Notre Dame WR faces discipline if he hooked up with porn star?

PGA president calls Ian Poulter ‘lil girl’ for Nick Faldo comments

Belichick declines to address Revis' reported tardiness

Texas mayor delays Halloween for Friday night football game

Big trouble for Bruins: Chara out 4-6 weeks, possibly more

Blazers, Seahawks owner Paul Allen gives $100M to fight ebola

'FIFA 15' glitch turns goalie into headless giant with no arms

WATCH: HBO releases trailer of 'The Offseason: Kevin Durant'

Broncos corner snags INT, then takes pregnant wife to hospital

Gurley dressed up as a pirate for Halloween, yelled, 'Free me'

What the return of Luis Suarez means for Barcelona

Nick Saban pens touching letter after high school coach dies

NBA Replay Center readies for its debut on Opening Night

WATCH: Former NBAer delivers vicious flying elbow Down Under

RNS looking to add agents with existing client rosters

Would World Series win make the Giants a dynasty?

Angels News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Trouble for Bruins: Chara out 4-6 weeks

Joe Maddon opts out of contract with Rays

NBA Replay Center debuts next week

World Series win = Giants dynasty?

Reliving the worst college football game of the last 10 years

NFL teams facing must-win scenarios in Week 8

What the return of Luis Suarez means for Barcelona

Programs with a lot on the line this week

Wilson denies rumored Harvin rift

Lakers: Steve Nash out for season

Is Mack Brown SMU's best option?

Are sports leagues finally getting serious about domestic violence?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.